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2012 Brewers

October 2, 2011

The Brewers just won game one of the NLDS and it is getting very exciting.  It looks like this team could go all the way.  It won’t be easy, as there are still quite a few good teams out there.  But with the mix of hitting and pitching that the Brewers possess right now, it will be very difficult to stop them.  The last time they made the playoffs I was happy that they made it.  I was hoping for a World Series title,  but deep down I was not really expecting it.  This year feels different.

So why is the headline for this post “2012 Brewers,” you ask?  Well, I started thinking about next year and what the lineup would look like.  Obviously, there is probably going to be a hole at first base.  Will Mat Gamel finally step up and hit in the big leagues like he has in the minors?  Will we land another first baseman by trade or free agency?  What about third base?  Will Casey McGahee bounce back next year?  If not, what are our options there?  Taylor Green?  These are the questions that need to be answered for next year.

But I have another question.  What about Jose Reyes?  Could we land him?  He would be a huge improvement over Yuniesky Betancourt.  Don’t get me wrong.  I like Betancourt and don’t think we need to find a replacement.  However, Reyes is the kind of player that would add to any team that he’s on.  Imagine this lineup (assuming that they play to their potential):

SS     Jose Reyes
CF    Nyjer Morgan
LF    Ryan Braun
3B    Casey McGahee
2B    Rickie Weeks
RF    Corey Hart
1B    Mat Gamel
C     Jonathan Lucroy
P     Pitcher

On the other hand, what if we could sign both Fielder and Reyes?  I would call them the preseason World Series favorites.  Who could beat this lineup, especially with Gallardo, Grienke, Marcum, Wolf and Narveson pitching?

SS    Jose Reyes
CF    Nyjer Morgan
LF    Ryan Braun
1B    Prince Fielder
2B    Rickie Weeks
RF    Corey Hart
3B    Casey McGahee
C     Jonathan Lucroy
P     Pitcher

OK, enough dreaming of the future.  Let’s go Brewers!

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